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Saturday, March 21
 

8:30am

#NoWorksheetWeek Teacher Challenge

The #NoWorksheetWeek Teacher challenge is an opportunity for teachers to push their pedagogy forward and meet the needs of the students coming to our classrooms every day. See how this global movement is changing learning and how you can start a challenge in your own school or district.
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avatar for Rae Fearing

Rae Fearing

Director of Educational Technology/Google Certified Innovator, Del Norte County Office of Education
Rae is passionate about re-modeling education today. She feels it is time to change it up and re-engage our students. Rae is a Google Certified Innovator, CUE Rockstar Faculty, Leading Edge Certified Online/Blended Educator/Professional Developer, Thinglink Expert Educator and Common Sense Media Certified Educator. She holds a Masters in Science Education and is the Director of Educational Technology and STEM Coordinator for Del Norte County... Read More →


Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

#POPBOMB: Creating 6 Second Videos that Can Change the World
Technology makes media-making extremely accessible and makes it possible to share with a massive audience using applications like Vine, Instagram, and GoPop. Learn how students can connect their natural interest in storytelling to create opportunities for civic discourse through short and simple media-based arguments.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Mesquite GH, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

8:30am

50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming
Did you know that Discovery Education Streaming has images, speeches, and sound effects? Did you know that Discovery Education is platform agnostic? From English to STEM, you will walk away from this session with hundreds of new integration strategies for the new Discovery Education Streaming!
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Technology Training Room AB, Palm Springs USD 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

A Plan for Creating Real Change
Meaningful change isn’t about buying technology. Many schools have purchased technology, but had limited success. Discover how you can create a shared vision, change strategies, and learn new capacity-building strategies.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Chino, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Assistive Technology Tools for Students with Disabilities
This presentation will cover several online assistive technology resources, mostly free, that can make instructional materials more accessible to students with disabilities including language translators, readability index calculators, etc. Location Change
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Palm Canyon Suite AB, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Augment Your Reality

One of the fastest growing technology practices, Augmented Reality takes places, locations and materials and adds an additional dimension of content and learning that has never been experienced before. Augmented Reality is not just being used in the classroom, but the boardroom, billboard, magazine, city and much much more. We will also show you how easy it is to create your own Augmented Reality.THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE LIVESTREAMED


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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Oasis 4, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

8:30am

Baby Flaps! Starting from Scratch and Going Slow with Twitter
What’s this hashtag business? How can twitter benefit you as an educator? We’ll start at the beginning to create your profile, then dip our beaks in the twitter birdbath. Fun, social, valuable.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

8:30am

Book Creator App Workshop with Google Readium App
Hands-on workshop: Bring your iPad to create your first ebook in minutes and post to Google Readium App on a laptop computer. Students build their digital library of books using Readium to share with parents. Book Creator and Readium are FREE Apps. Great tools for CCSS.ELA-Literacy!
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avatar for Genevieve Kahlweiss

Genevieve Kahlweiss

3rd Grade Teacher/Tech Coach/OCCUE President, Saint Columban School
President of OCCUE Board of Directors, Ed Tech Coach, International Professional Development Specialist, Discovery Education Leadership Council, Star Teacher, and DEN Ambassador, Google for Education Certified Innovator,  SMART Board Certified and CUE 2007 Outstanding Teacher Award, Serves on OCCUE Board of Directors for over 15 years. My passion is to empower teachers and students to grow successfully in our rapidly changing digital... Read More →


Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Connecting Diverse Learning Educators

There are many resources that keep us connected to effective instructional tools and exemplary practices as we implement technology for diverse learners. Gather together with other educators,  add these new tools to your tool kit and explore ways that we can develop local networks of support.


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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Tapestry, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Deploying and Managing iOS 8 in Education
iOS 8 provides powerful new ways to configure and deploy devices across institutions with ease. Join Apple System Engineers for a session on how to configure, deploy, and manage iOS 8 in an education environment.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Primrose D, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

Engaging Students through eBooks and ePubs
This hands-on session will provide educators with the tools and skills needed to create your own, or have your students design digital eBooks, textbooks and ePubs. Learn how to design, develop and embed widgets to bring your digital books to life and engage your students in literacy, comprehension, and development of 21st century skills.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Santa Rosa, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Flipped PD: Creating Teacher Buy-in and Modeling Technology Rich Professional Development
A beginners guide to engaging professional development for your staff! The facilitator will model every digital tool and share concrete examples for you to take back to your school.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Mesquite DEF, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

8:30am

From Seat Time to Competency Based Professional Development: Digital Badges
Blended and personalized learning is good for both students and teachers. This innovative approach to professional development allows teachers and administrators to work at their own pace as they build competencies and earn compensation.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Smoketree F, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

8:30am

Got PD? Developing Supporting Teachers Ahead of a 1:1 Rollout
Learn how PVUSD, a large Title 1 district, has strategically developed a professional development plan to correlate with the eventual district-wide roll-out of 1:1 take home devices.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Smoketree AB, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

Make Learning Personal with Stories
Join this session to hear stories why now is the time to personalize learning and transform the system. Each story includes strategies to motivate and engage learners.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Andreas, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Project Based Learning in a Common Core Environment
This presentation is real world experience in establishing project-based learning in a common core environment, with emphasis on structuring lessons and actual projects used in a technology classroom
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Promoting Digital Literacy and Creativity in the Social Science Classroom
Come discover innovative ways to integrate technology tools to promote historical thinking. Lesson plans and student tasks designed with the SAMR model in mind will be highlighted.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Primrose A, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

SAMR-ific: An Apptastic Journey Through The SAMR Model
Apple Distinguished Program teachers will present this fun and fast-paced SAMR-ific session. Innovative ideas that incorporate project based learning apps and Common Core will help you climb the SAMR Model.
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avatar for Kyle Myers

Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your typical “tech guy”. He actually never even owned, held, or touched an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. He now owns all three! Be ready for some of his signature Trivia... Read More →


Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Sierra, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Shining a Spotlight on Student Creativity: The California Student Media Festival
This session will highlight the amazing and creative efforts from winners of the California Student Media Festival. Join us to see the innovative ways that technology is used in the classroom across the state. We hope it inspires you to get your students recognized.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Mesquite A, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

8:30am

STEAM up Your Class with Apps That Will Challenge Your Students
Using a multitude of mostly free apps, including Pages, Keynote, and iMovie, we will explore the potential of many apps that cover STEAM elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Primrose C, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

STEAM++ Common Core/NGSS Project Based-Learning for Diverse Learners
We are integrating Common Core and STEAM++ (science, technology, engineering, visual and performing arts, mathematics, computer languages and foreign languages). Our NGSS and Common Core projects now include Backpack Journalism, Backpack Science and Backpack Robotics.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

StoryStarter - Create Confident and Engaged Readers and Writers with LEGO® Education StoryStarter
LEGO® Education StoryStarter is a hands-on learning tool that enhances students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. With StoryStarter, students use LEGO bricks to build storyboards, write, present, and digitally publish their work. This exciting approach to ELA results in students who are engaged and motivated to read and write.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Smoketree C, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

Teach to Students, Not to Tests: The Future of Edtech
Achieve more with education technology. Teachers, schools, and districts have the opportunity to focus on technology-enhanced formative and interim assessments—shifting their gaze away from high ­stakes standardized tests.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Pueblo AB, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

Technology - Tips, Tricks and Tactics for the Primary Classroom
This session is about actually using those “productivity” tools to make your instructional life easier/more effective. Classroom management, tools and tactics for integration of PC’s, Chrome Books and iPads.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Catalina, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

The Cloud Wars
What is the Cloud, and how do I ride? This session will explore several options using cloud technology, Pros & Cons, and how some cloud technologies can transform the classroom for collaboration projects.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Smoketree DE, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

The Common Thread: Weaving Information Literacy Skills to engage Learners
By engaging students in problem and project based learning, impacting their emotions, causing them to question and think about controversial topics, and presenting content in the form of visuals and stories, research shows that students more often retrain content and turn it into personal knowledge. By infusing the information literacy skill set as the common thread across the content areas, students have the foundation they need to succeed. Come learn how the team of classroom teacher, teacher librarian, and technology teacher can work together to create and teach lessons that intertwine these literacies.
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Primrose B, Palm Springs Convention Center

8:30am

The Latest & Greatest Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom
Are you tired of hearing crickets when you ask your students a question? Incorporate these cutting-edge, FREE formative assessment tools to give all students a voice, while monitoring their progress. Updated Speaker
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Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Pasadena, Renaissance Hotel 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA

8:30am

The Math of Khan (with apologies to Trekkies)
Most educators are aware of the Khan Academy's vast list of instructional videos. But the Khan Academy has an entire program that can be used to help students and teachers monitor and master the full math curriculum. This session will introduce participants to the Khan Academy's powerful math program to help students self-direct their math education. Not recommended for programs with tablets.
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avatar for Joe Donahue

Joe Donahue

Director of Engineering, Crane Country Day School
STEAM curriculum coordinator. I am creating a new engineering department at a private K-8 school in Santa Barbara. The new department will has a new, large maker space which I am currently designing and equipping. | Google for Education Certified Educator | Google for Education Certified Innovator | CUE Lead Learner | Common Sense Media Certified Lead Learner


Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Mesquite C, Palm Springs Convention Center 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

8:30am

The Return of 'Chromando' Training: More Chrome Applications & Extensions
New to Chrome? Chromebook user? Don't miss this session! Learn how to be a more efficient educator/professional using Chrome Extensions and Applications. Location Change
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avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google Education Trainer, YouTube EDU contributor, Google Geo Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, and CUE RockStar Faculty. JR is one of the co-founders of #CAEDCHAT, a weekly twitter... Read More →


Saturday March 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA